Nicolas Cage has always been a little different, so it's no real surprise that during a pool outing with his wife and young son at their hotel in Italy's Amalfi region on Monday that he was covered up from neck to toe in a sport coat, jeans … and white sneakers. (Could this have anything to do with the reports that Cage is actually a centuries-old vampire?) The "Ghost Rider" actor allowed his face to get a little sun as his wife of nearly eight years, Alice Kim, tanned herself in a purple bikini and their 6-year-old son Kal-El dove in and out of the water wearing swimming goggles.
As they exited the pool area at the lux Hotel St. Catherine, Cage put his arm lovingly around his son as they headed towards an awaiting car that took them to a nearby shopping district. Once the trio got to their destination, he then took little Kal-El, still in his swim trunks, by the hand as they walked the cobblestone streets. At one point, Cage stopped to browse at a tiny shop that sold trinkets and jewelry — and he left with a bag.
The lavish getaway is somewhat surprising considering that Cage, 48, has been having some major financial issues. The Hollywood star owes the IRS a staggering $14 million in back taxes that he never paid from four separate years beginning in 2002. Cage, who blamed the problem on his accountant, began paying it off in 2010 with a lump sum of $360,545 … which barely makes a dent in the debt.
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